What’s the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? Like many things in life, it may be hard to define the differences, but when you see a muffin, you know its a muffin. But if you ask me what the real difference is, I’d say a muffin is a bit lighter then a cupcake. Whereas a cupcake has the texture and density of a butter cake, a muffin is more akin to a spongecake. Perhaps the bakers can further enlighten us on the differences?
Anyway, you all know that I am always out and about looking for stuff that is shiok and value for money at the same time. So, “hotel quality muffins at hawker prices” sounds pretty good to me.
I am not big on muffins per se, so if you had asked me before this where the best muffins in Singapore are, I wouldn’t have a clue. But now, at least I can tell you of one that has left quite a good impression on me.
So why are these muffins so special? Well, the lady behind the whole thing happened to be the pastry chef of the now defunct Lighthouse restaurant. So her vision is to make quality muffins available at fantastic prices ($1.10 ea). And for that price, she doesn’t skimp on the quality of the ingredients either. One of the most popular muffins are her double chocolate chip muffins which uses some exotic chocolate from France.
My favourite part of the muffin is the crispy rim of the crust. This was was crisp and just slightly sticky from the caramelized sugar. Just the way I like it. The inside is light, yet buttery and fragrant. When I eat muffins, I usually take only one, but I have to say that I was very much tempted to take at least 2 or 3 that day. Of course, waiting in the queue for several minutes and smelling the aroma of freshly baked muffins does stimulate the appetite to a large extent! 4.5/5
I am the latest Muffin convert. Still thinking of going down this week to buy some more!